Ardbeg 25 Years Old Named ‘World’s Best Scotch Whisky’ By The 2023 New York World Wine And Spirits Competition


National, October 04, 2023: Renowned Islay Distillery Ardbeg has once again proved that even age cannot tame its smoky power with ‘Aged and Caged’ Ardbeg 25 Years Old being recognised as the World’s Best Scotch Whisky by The 2023 New York World Wine And Spirits Competition. A quarter of a century aged in ex-bourbon casks, has yielded the most intricate and beguiling flavours ever experienced in the Ultimate Islay Single Malt. To commemorate this momentous occasion and much to connoisseurs delight, Ardbeg has brought back Ardbeg 25 Years Old for a strictly limited edition drop via Travel Retail outlets at Delhi International Airport, India.

A supreme single malt, the Ardbeg 25 Years Old proves unequivocally that age cannot tame Ardbeg’s smoky power, but it can yield some of the most complex and majestic flavours ever to emerge from the distillery. It offers whisky lovers the opportunity to experience Ardbeg at its most intricate, balanced and beguiling.

The spirit was distilled during the 1990s, at a time when Ardbeg Distillery was only producing a trickle of new make spirit every year – making this expression an extremely rare collectible. After allowing it to age for a quarter of a century in a cask, the whisky creation team has deemed the malt so exquisite that it would have to be bottled and released as a permanent expression – albeit in limited quantities.

Fittingly for such a precious whisky, Ardbeg 25 Years Old is presented in a unique gun metal bottle encased in a beautifully intricate metal ‘cage’ – a modern take on the classic Ardbeg knotwork, and symbolic of the untamed complexity of this extraordinary whisky.

“After a quarter of a century in the cask, you’d be forgiven for imagining that Ardbeg 25 Years Old would have lost some of the hallmark Ardbeg smoky punch. I can assure you it hasn’t. And yet there’s also a remarkable complexity and elegance to this whisky that I find utterly captivating. It’s unmistakably Ardbeg, but unlike any Ardbeg you’ve tasted before.”

Ardbeg’s Whisky Creator, Dr Bill Lumsden

The prestige range’s oldest addition Ardbeg 25 Years Old will be exclusively made available in Travel Retail outlets at Delhi International Airport from October 2023 at aprice of USD 1,100.